BIRN Hub News and Events


Platform B: China in the Balkans – Transparency Locked

Event series by Balkan Investigative Reporting Network and partners

Call for Registration: Online Training on Gender-Sensitive Reporting

Belgrade-based NGO Atina, together with the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, is launching a series of online training courses focusing on gender-sensitive reporting on human trafficking and violence against women.

Women in Balkan Media ‘Must Speak Out’ Against Sexual Harassment

Media organisations in the Balkans should have proper regulations on sexual harassment and gender-based abuses, and media workers should speak out and support female colleagues if they are targeted, journalists told a BIRN debate.

EU Awards Presented for Best Investigative Journalism in North Macedonia

Winning stories tackled tragic fate of Balkan lynx, pandemic profiteers and over-employment in a government ministry.

EU Awards for 2021 Announced in Turkey

Murat Ağırel, Hale Gönültaş, Volkan Nakiboğlu and Fevzi Kızılkoyun are the winners of this year’s EU Awards for Investigative Journalism, given for stories published in 2020 in Turkey.

BIRN Summer School Offers Investigative Reporting Training on Croatia Coast

BIRN’s flagship Summer School of Investigative Reporting returns for the 11th time in August, offering journalists a unique opportunity to learn investigative skills from award-winning trainers and journalists.

BIRN Launches Database of Mass Graves from Yugoslav Wars

‘Bitter Land’ is an interactive database of mass graves that aims to demonstrate the scale of the atrocities, ethnic cleansing and operations to cover up war crimes during the 1990s conflicts in the former Yugoslavia.

Reporting Democracy Identifies 7 Trends in COVID’s Lingering Effects

Trends Report highlights how symptoms of “Long COVID” in Central and Southeast Europe include assaults on transparency and media freedom, infectious disregard for the rule of law, and ideological entrenchment and polarisation.

Journalists Selected for BIRN’s Digital Rights Programme

The winning applications have been selected for BIRN’s first digital rights oriented programme – which aims to explore the effects of digitalisation processes and the challenges facing digital rights.

BIRN Launches Balkan Terrorism and Foreign Fighters Database

BIRN’s unique new database includes court verdicts handed down in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, North Macedonia and Serbia for domestic terrorism and for going abroad to fight in the conflicts in Syria and Ukraine.

Open Call for Stories from Montenegro

Do you have an idea for a big story in the public interest? Do you want to explore topics relevant for Montenegro and the EU integration process? Do you want to conduct your story to the highest standards, with training and a quality editorial mentoring from the country and the region that let you explore your subject in depth? Would you like your story to be published in the region, translated into English and to reach wider public?

Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2021: Transformation

The Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence is opening its 2021 call for applications.

Open Calls for EU Investigative Journalism Award for 2021

Applications are now open for submission of investigative articles.

Call for Applications for Training in Podcasting

Reporters, editors and producers from six Western Balkans countries are invited to apply for a training in investigative podcasts led by prominent international trainers who produce podcasts for the Reveal and Bellingcat investigative journalism websites.

BIRN to Conclude Debates on Online Media Regulation

Balkan Investigative Reporting Network will host a group of journalists and editors from across the Balkan region in a live online debate on February 24 to discuss the issues of online media regulation while preserving freedom of speech and avoiding censorship.

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